this is straight up out of control.
Li'l Leaguer mowed down: Minivan kills B'klyn boy biking from game
By TANYANIKA SAMUELS, MICHAEL WHITE and JONATHAN LEMIRE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
A 10-year-old boy biking home from his championship baseball game was struck and killed by a minivan in Brooklyn last evening, police said.
Shamar Porter, who was still wearing his Little League uniform, suffered severe head injuries in the horrific 6:40 p.m. crash, cops said.
"Everybody knew him. He was a prankster," said his devastated mother, Shawnette Porter. "He was into his sports and his video games and just being outside with his friends. He didn't care how hot it got."
"He was such a good boy," said the child's stunned grandmother, Patricia Porter, 49. "Everybody loved him. He loved his sports and he got good grades, too."
Shamar, an only child who was going into the fifth grade at Public School 213 in New Lots, was heading home after his team, the Athletics, won the game at Gershwin Park when the accident occurred. He was riding his bicycle south on Williams Ave. in East New York when he collided with the red minivan heading east on Linden Blvd.
The driver, who was not identified, remained at the scene and was not charged with any wrongdoing, police said.
However, in the tense moments after the accident, an angry mob tried to rip him from the vehicle before police restored order, cops said.
Shamar was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A talented baseball player, Shamar was on two teams this summer, including one for kids older than he, his grandmother said.
"I was just with him last night," said Patricia Porter, standing near a makeshift memorial in front of the family's Sheffield Ave. "He was riding his bike up and down the street, just as happy as he could be," she continued. "He couldn't wait to play his game. He was so excited about the championship."